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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

Search from over a hundred HOW TO articles, Tips and Tricks


This Week I Learned - Week #63

This Week I Learned:
  • Azure Web Sites can be used not just for hosting web apps but also for hosting REST Endpoints, SharePoint Apps and executing scheduled jobs.
  • Geo-replication is not just limited to Azure Storage. The Premium service tier of SQL Database includes “active” geo-replication
  • It is possible to hyperlink superscripted text by enclosing sup tag within anchor tag
    Interesting use of hyperlinked superscripted text
  • Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter had 160 mn users but made less than Rs 100 cr in 2012-13
  • Web Hacking Incident Database, or WHID for short, is a Web Application Security Consortium project dedicated to maintaining a list of web applications related security incidents.  WHID's goal is to serve as a tool for raising awareness of the web application security problem and provide information for statistical analysis of web applications security incidents. 
  • Apollo Robbins is a self-described gentleman thief and deception specialist.
  • Health Capsules was originally created in 1962, and written by a doctor till he retired at the age of 92. It is now drawn by Bron Smith.
  • For better or worse, gamesmanship and embellishment — or, depending on your sensibilities, cheating — are part of high-level soccer. Players exaggerate contact. They amplify the mundane. They turn niggling knocks into something closer to grim death - NY Times
  • The playing style of England’s soccer team is reminiscent of the joke in which Past, Present and Future walk into a pub together: It’s tense. 
  • Tulips originally came from Turkey.
  • The largest employer on Earth is the US DOD.
  • Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson, Lisa Simpson and Maggie Simpson of The Simpsons are named after the family members of creator Matt Groening: his father Homer, his mother Marge and his sisters Lisa and Maggie.
  • ..the future of information and broadcasting lies in the internet and cellphones..not print and electronic media - Swaminomics
  • Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith - Margaret Shepard
  • "In the future I look forward to curated eBooks that have additional notes by experts—and possibly even graffiti in the style of Concrete Mathematics—somewhat analogous to the "director's comments" and other extras found on the DVDs for films. One could select different subsets of these comments when reading." - Donald Knuth

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